August 2021 - The Edge from the National Association of Landscape Professionals

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Month: August 2021

Business Smarts: The Pros and Cons of a 4-Day Workweek

Landscaping is a demanding industry. One possible way to help provide a better work-life balance for you and your crews is moving to a 4-day workweek. Various industries have been considering and implementing a 4/10 schedule as a way to provide more flexibility to their employees. With many landscape companies often already working 10 hours […]

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Landscapes of the Month: Maintaining a Master Gardener’s Collection

For the past six years, Myatt Landscaping, based in Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, has been responsible for caring for a unique property in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, that is owned by a Master Gardener. As an avid plant lover, their client wanted a natural-style organically managed landscape. There is nothing formal about the garden and Myatt’s […]

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Putting a “Stop” to Harsh Braking

Guest Content It’s Brake Safety Week, an annual event organized by the Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance (CVSA) to raise awareness among fleets of the importance of diligent brake maintenance. This year, the event comes at a particularly fitting time – as the economy reopens, schools go back in session and freeways flood with workers returning […]

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NALP Members in the News: SiteOne Landscape Supply, Aspire Software, Greenius, LandOne

Read more about these NALP members and partners in the news.   SiteOne Landscape Supply Partners with Aspire Software SiteOne has partnered with Aspire to expand its business management software solutions offering to its customer base. “We seek to partner with the best of the best in the industry — like Aspire — giving customers […]

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Business Smarts: Managing Equipment Assets

If you have GPS fleet tracking on your trucks, you might think there’s no need to track the individual pieces of equipment since they’re with your trucks and trailers going out to jobsites. However, tracking equipment can provide far more information than just its last known location. “If your tools could talk, what would they […]

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Clarity in Communication with Dan Foley: Season 2, Episode 14 of Growing in the Green Industry Podcast

In season 2, episode 14 of the Growing in the Green Industry Podcast, host Brett Lemcke, VP of R.M. Landscape, talks with Dan Foley, president of DHCC Management Corporation. Foley is president of DHCC Management Corporation where he serves as a success coach and advisor. He is also a coach and practice leader for open […]

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New NIOSH Study Shows Increase in Serious Injuries in the Landscape Industry

A recent study based on workers’ compensation data from Ohio and other states identified common factors leading to injuries and illnesses in the landscaping services industry. Researchers with NIOSH and the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation (OHBWC) published in this study some well-known hazards, along with some that are less recognized. Of the 18,037 workers’ […]

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Level Up: emi Landscape Operates With a Fanatical Attention to Detail

Our Level Up series shares the strategies that help landscape and lawn care companies get to the next level. When emi Landscape was started in 1983, it was out of necessity. Founder Ed Wigfield had been laid off from his construction job and had just built his own house. Since then the company has grown […]

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Measuring Marketing ROI in the Digital World

When you’re building out your marketing budget, do you know where you get the most bang for your buck or is it more guesswork? If it’s a constant struggle know whether your digital marketing efforts are showing ROI, Corey Halstead, co-owner of HALSTEAD Media, will uncover some tips and tricks for better understanding which efforts […]

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Lawn Care Corner: Dealing with Mature Weeds

This late in the summer season if you’ve got lawn care clients complaining about weeds, you’re often dealing with mature versions that are more challenging to banish from the yard. While they may take a little more effort to get rid of, not all hope is lost when it comes to managing mature weeds. Below […]

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